Maciej Bojanowski, dr hab.

Principal research interests:

Sedimentary petrology and geochemistry; application of isotopic methods to sedimentology, diagenesis, palaeoceanography, provenance and archaeometric studies

Instytut Nauk Geologicznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk 
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
Ośrodek Badawczy w Warszawie - Research Centre in Warsaw
Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warszawa, POLAND 

Position: Associate Professor 

phone: (48) 22 697 88 04


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Academic degrees

2016 - Habilitation, Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences

2005 - Ph.D., Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw

2000 - M.Sc., Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw

Professional career

Since 2014 - Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw; associate professor

2005-2013 - Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw; assistant professor

2001-2005 - Polish Geological Institute, Warsaw; assistant

Participation in research projects

  • Marmora Bizantina. Identification of the origin of marble and its use in the secular and sacral space in southern Levant of the early Byzantine period (4th-7th century AD) - funded by National Science Centre (project no. 2020/37/B/HS3/00306 ), Principal investigator: dr Mariusz Gwiazda, 2021-2024

  • Identification of clathrites in geological record - funded by National Science Centre (project no. 2019/35/B/ST10/01332), Principal investigator: dr hab. Maciej Bojanowski, 2021-2024
  • A multiproxy geochemical and biotic record of the global mid-Maastrichtian event - funded by National Science Centre (project no. 2017/27/B/ST10/00687), Principal investigator: dr hab. Zofia Dubicka, 2018-2021
  • Deciphering the Ediacaran environment from unaltered clastic sedimentary rocks of the East European Craton - funded by National Science Centre (project no. 2013/10/A/ST10/00050), Principal investigator: prof. dr hab. Jan Środoń, 2014-2020
  • Marmora Asiatica. Towards archaeopetrology in Poland - funded by National Science Centre (project no. 2012/07/E/HS3/03971), Principal investigator: dr Dagmara Wielgosz-Rondolino, 2013-2019
  • Pelagic limestone horizons as a record of short events of intense sequestration of organic and inorganic carbon - funded by National Science Centre (project no. 2011/01/B/ST10/04617), Principal investigator: dr Agnieszka Ciurej, 2011-2015
  • Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the Orava-Nowy Targ basin and its relation to Neogene evolution of the Outer Carpathians - funded by National Science Centre (project no. 2011/01/B/ST10/07591), Principal investigator: dr hab. Anna Wysocka, 2011-2014
  • Geneza utworów węglanowych z formacji krośnieńskiej grupy przedmagurskiej (polskie Karpaty zewnętrzne) - funded by Ministry of Science and Higher Education (project no. N N307 2744 33), Principal investigator: dr Maciej Bojanowski, 2007-2010


  • International Association of Sedimentologists - National correspondent for Poland, member since 2014
  • European Geosciences Union



  • Środoń, J., Gerdes, A., Kramers, J., Bojanowski, M.J., 2022. Age constraints of the Sturtian glaciation on western Baltica based on U-Pb and Ar-Ar dating of the Lapichi Svita. Precambrian Research 371, 106595.

  • Wetzel, A., Bojanowski, M., 2022. Radish concretions grown in mud during compaction. Sedimentology 69, 750-774.

  • Bojanowski, M.J., Marciniak-Maliszewska, B., Środoń, J., Liivamägi, S., 2021. Extensive non-marine depositional setting evidenced by carbonate minerals in the Ediacaran clastic series of the western East European Craton. Precambrian Research 365, 106379.

  • Liivamägi, S., Środoń, J., Bojanowski, M.J., Stanek, J.J., Roberts, N.M.W., 2021. Precambrian paleosols on the Great Unconformity of the East European Craton: An 800 million year record of Baltica’s climatic conditions. Precambrian Research, 363 106327.

  • Dubicka, Z., Bojanowski, M., Peryt, D., Barski, M., 2021. Biotic and isotopic vestiges of oligotrophy on continental shelves during Oceanic Anoxic Event 2. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 35, e2020GB006831.

  • Dudzisz, K. Lewandowski, M., Werner, T., Karasiński, G., Kędzior, A., Paszkowski, M., Środoń, J., Bojanowski, M.J., 2021. Paleolatitude estimation and premises for geomagnetic field instability from the Proterozoic drilling core material of the south-western part of the East European Craton. Precambrian Research 357, 106135.

  • Bojanowski, M.J., Oszczypko-Clowes, M., Barski, M., Oszczypko, N., Radzikowska, M., Ciesielska, Z., 2021. Slope destabilization provoked by dissociation of gas hydrates in the Outer Carpathian basin during the Oligocene: Sedimentological, petrographic, isotopic and biostratigraphic record. Marine and Petroleum Geology 123, 104585.

  • Bojanowski, M.J., Goryl, M., Kremer, B., Marciniak-Maliszewska, B., Marynowski, L., Środoń, J. (2020) Pedogenic siderites fossilizing Ediacaran soil microorganisms on the Baltica paleocontinent. Geology 48: 62-66

  • Wielgosz-Rondolino, D., Antonelli, F., Bojanowski, M.J., Gładki, M., Göncüoğlu, M.C., Lazzarini, L. (2020) Improved methodology for identification of Göktepe white marble and the understanding of its use: A comparison with Carrara marble. Journal of Archaeological Science 113: 105059

  • Rybak-Ostrowska, B., Konon, A., Hurai, V., Bojanowski, M., Konon, A., Wyglądała, M. (2020) Fluid pathways within shallow-generated damage zones of strike-slip faults–evidence of map-scale faulting in a continental environment, SW Permo-Mesozoic cover of the Late Palaeozoic Holy Cross Mountains Fold Belt, Poland. Acta Geologica Polonica 70: 1-29

  • Bojanowski, M.J., Kędzior, A., Porębski, S. J., Radzikowska, M. (2019) Origin and significance of early-diagenetic calcite concretions and barite from Silurian black shales in the East European Craton, Poland. Acta Geologica Polonica69: 403-430

  • Bojanowski M.J., Ciurej A., Haczewski G., Jokubauskas P., Schouten S., Tyszka J., Bijl P.K. (2018) The Central Paratethys during Oligocene as an ancient counterpart of the present-day Black Sea: Unique records from the coccolith limestones. Marine Geology 403: 301-328
  • Liivamägi S., Środoń J., Bojanowski M.J., Gerdes A., Stanek J.J., Williams L., Szczerba M. (2018) Paleosols on the Ediacaran basalts of the East European Craton: A unique record of paleoweathering with minimum diagenetic overprint. Precambrian Research 316: 66-82
  • Jaroszewicz E., Bojanowski M.J., Marynowski L., Łoziński M., Wysocka A. (2018) Paleoenvironmental conditions, source and maturation of Neogene organic matter from the siliciclastic deposits of the Orava-Nowy Targ Basin. International Journal of Coal Geology 196: 288-301
  • Wysocka A., Łoziński M., Śmigielski M., Czarniecka U., Bojanowski M.J. (2018) New data on the age of the sedimentary infill of the Orava-Nowy Targ Basin - a case study of the Bystry Stream succession (Mid dle/Upper Miocene, Western Carpathians).Geological Quarterly 62: 327-343
  • Bojanowski M.J., Dubicka Z., Minoletti F., Olszewska-Nejbert D., Surowski M. (2017) Stable C and O isotopic study of the Campanian chalk from the Mielnik section (eastern Poland): signals from bulk rock, belemnites, benthic foraminifera, nannofossils and microcrystalline cements. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 465: 193-211
  • Bojanowski M.J., Jaroszewicz E., Košir A., Łoziński M., Marynowski L., Wysocka A., Derkowski A. (2016) Root-related rhodochrosite and concretionary siderite formation in oxygen-deficient conditions induced by a ground-water table rise.Sedimentology 63: 523-551
  • Trojan A., Bojanowski M.J., Gola M., Grafka O., Marynowski L., Clarkson E.N.K. (2015) Organic geochemical characteristics of the Mississippian black shales from Wardie, Scotland. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 106: 55-65
  • Bojanowski M.J., Bagiński B., Guillermier C., Franchi I.A. (2015) Carbon and oxygen isotope analysis of hydrate-associated Oligocene authigenic carbonates using NanoSIMS and IRMS. Chemical Geology 416: 51-64
  • Bojanowski, M.J., Barczuk, A. and Wetzel, A. (2014) Deep-burial alteration of early-diagenetic carbonate concretions formed in Palaeozoic deep-marine greywackes and mudstones (Bardo Unit, Sudetes Mountains, Poland). Sedimentology 61: 1211-1239
  • Bojanowski M.J. (2014) Authigenic dolomites in the Eocene-Oligocene organic carbon-rich shales from the Polish Outer Carpathians: evidence of past gas production and possible gas hydrate formation in the Silesian basin. Marine and Petroleum Geology 51: 117-135
  • Bojanowski M.J., Clarkson E. (2012) Origin of siderite concretions in microenvironments of methanogenesis developed in sulfate reduction zone: an exception or a rule? Journal of Sedimentary Research 82(8): 585-598
  • Bojanowski M.J., Bagiński B., Clarkson E., Macdonald R., Marynowski L. (2012) Low-temperature zircon growth related to hydrothermal alteration of siderite concretions in Mississippian shales, Scotland. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 164(2): 245-259
  • Bojanowski M.J. (2012) Geochemical paleogradient in pore waters controlled by AOM recorded in an Oligocene laminated limestone from the Outer Carpathians. Chemical Geology 292-293: 45-56
  • Niedźwiecki G., Bojanowski M.J. (2012) A Supposed Eupelycosaur Body Impression from the Early Permian of the Intra-Sudetic Basin, Poland. Ichnos 19(3): 150-155
  • Barski, M., Bojanowski, M.J. (2010) Organic-walled dinoflagellate cysts as a tool to recognize carbonate concretions: an example from Oligocene flysch deposits of the Western Carpathians. Geologica Carpathica 61(2): 121-128
  • Bojanowski, M.J. (2007) Oligocene cold-seep carbonates from the Carpathians and their inferred relation to gas hydrates. Facies 53(3): 347-360
  • Bojanowski, M.J. (2007) The onset of orogenic activity recorded in the Krosno shales from the Grybów unit (Polish Outer Carpathians). Acta Geologica Polonica 57(4): 509-522

Monograph chapter

  • Kobylińska, U., Kobyliński, Z., Bagiński, B., Bojanowski, M.J., 2020. Early Medieval pottery of the Menkendorf-Szczecin type in the light of the laboratory ceramological research. In: Kobyliński Z. (Ed.) Studies in archaeological ceramology. Archaeologica Hereditas 17. Monographs of the Institute of Archaeology of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Warsaw 2020, 85-269.
  • Bojanowski M.J., Czarniecka U., Gąsiński A., Jokubauskas P., Kobylińska U., Kobyliński Z., Kruszewski Ł. (2016) Petrografia ceramiki pradziejowej i średniowiecznej z grodzisk zachodniej części ziem pruskich. In: Kobyliński Z. (Ed.) Grodziska Warmii i Mazur 2. Nowe badania i interpretacje. Archaeologica Hereditas 7. Prace Instytutu Archeologii UKSW 7, Warszawa 2016, 113-171
  • Bojanowski M.J., Bagiński B., Gąsiński A., Jokubauskas P. (2014) Chapter 13: Petrographic analysis of the Menkendorf-Szczecin type pottery from Starosiedle, site 3. In: Kobyliński Z. (Ed.) Starosiedle in the Lubusz Land: Prehistoric and Early Medieval settlement. Fundacja Res Publika Multiethnica, Warszawa, 569-589
  • Bojanowski M., Kobylińska U., Kobyliński Z. (2013) Wyniki badań petrograficznych ceramiki z grodzisk w Kamionce, Mozgowie i Borecznie w powiecie iławskim. In: Kobyliński Z. (Ed.) Grodziska Warmii i Mazur 1. Stan wiedzy i perspektywy badawcze. Archaeologica Hereditas 2, Wydawnictwo Fundacji Archeologicznej, Warszawa - Zielona Góra, 423-456

Selected conference abstracts

  • Bojanowski, M., Marciniak-Maliszewska, B., Matyszczak, M., and Środoń, J., 2022. Peculiar micromorphologies of the middle Neoproterozoic dolomite-magnesite association formed in a hypersaline-alkaline periglacial lake. EGU General Assembly, 23–27 May 2022, Vienna, Austria.
  • Bojanowski, M., Dubicka, Z., Peryt, D., Barski, M., 2022. A biotic crisis driven by an abrupt shift to well oxygenated oligotrophic conditions and a collapse of primary productivity in the epicontinental sea ecosystems during the CTBE. 21st International Sedimentological Congress, 22-27 August 2022, Beijing, China.
  • Bojanowski, M.J., Ciurej, A., Dubicka, Z., Minoletti, F., Olszewska-Nejbert, D., 2022. Il buono, il brutto, o il cattivo? The role of diagenetic alteration of coccolith-rich rocks in constraining the palaeoceanographic setting. Congresso SGI-SIMP 2022, 19-21 September 2022, Turin, Italy.
  • Bojanowski M.J., Uchman A., Marciniak-Maliszewska B. (2021) Searching for reliable redox proxies: constraints from a multi-method investigation of Silurian marine mudstones. 35th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, 21-25 June, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Bojanowski M.J., Goryl M., Kremer B., Marciniak-Maliszewska B., Środoń J. (2019) Evidence of Ediacaran life on land preserved in the oldest pedogenic siderites. 34th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, 1-13 September, Rome, Italy
  • Bojanowski M.J., Środoń J, Liivamägi S., Gerdes A. (2018) Ediacaran authigenic carbonates from the East European Craton produced by early-diagenetic degradation of organic matter on land? 20th International Sedimentological Congress, Québec City, Canada, p. 184-H3E3-203
  • Bojanowski M.J., Barski M., Oszczypko N., Oszczypko-Clowes M., Radzikowska M. (2017) Widespread methane seepage and slope destabilization in the Silesian basin (Outer Carpathians) induced by gas hydrate dissociation during Oligocene. 33rd International Meeting of Sedimentology, 10-12 October 2017, Toulouse, France, p. 108
  • Bojanowski M.J., Bagiński B., Franchi I., Guillermier C. (2015) NanoSIMS C and O isotope analysis of hydrate-associated Oligocene carbonates: Challenging the conventional approach to authigenic carbonates. In: Abstracts of 31st IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, 22-25.06.2015. Polish Geological Society, Kraków, Poland, p. 77
  • Bojanowski M.J., Wysocka A., Łoziński M. (2014) Methanogenesis-driven formation of siderite concretions and a fresh-water limestone induced by swamp development in the Neogene Orava-Nowy Targ basin. Abstracts book of 19th International Sedimentological Congress, 18-22.08.2014, Geneva, Switzerland, p. 84
  • Bojanowski M.J., Ciurej A., Haczewski G. (2014) C, O, S and Sr isotopic composition of Oligocene laminated coccolith limestones from the Outer Carpathians as paleoceanographic record. Proceedings of XX CBGA Congress, Tirana, Albania, 24-26.09.2014, vol. 2, p. 273
  • Bojanowski M.J. (2013) Evidence for microbial methane production, seepage and gas hydrates occurrence in the Silesian basin during Eocene and Oligocene, Polish Outer Carpathians. In: Broska I., Tomašových T. (Eds.) Geological evolution of the Western Carpathians: new ideas in the field of inter-regional correlations. Smolenice, Slovak Republic, October 16-19, 2013. Geological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, p. 39-40.
  • Bojanowski M.J., Wysocka A., Łoziński M. (2013) Siderite concretions in Neogene deposits from the Orava-Nowy Targ basin. In: Broska I., Tomašových T. (Eds.) Geological evolution of the Western Carpathians: new ideas in the field of inter-regional correlations. Smolenice, Slovak Republic, October 16-19, 2013. Geological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, p. 40-41.
  • Bojanowski, M.J., Bagiński, B., Clarkson, E., MacDonald, R., Marynowski, L., Nejbert, K. (2010) Low-temperature zircon growth related to hydrothermal alteration of ironstone concretions in Lower Carboniferous shales, Scotland. 18th International Sedimentological Congress, 26 September - 1 October 2010, Mendoza, Argentina.
  • Bojanowski, M.J., Clarkson E., Nejbert, K. (2008). Methanogenesis-driven formation of siderite concretions in a brackish basin (the Wardie Shales, Scotland). Awards Ceremony Speeches and Abstracts of the 18th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Vancouver, Canada July, 2008; Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta 72(12) Supplement 1: A94
  • Bojanowski, M.J. (2007) Fossil record of isotopic gradient in porewaters controlled by anaerobic oxidation of methane. 25th  IAS Meeting of Sedimentologists, 4-7 September 2007, Patras, Greece